Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | June 24, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: Marriage Hymn

by Lydia Howard Sigourney (1791 – 1865).

Marriage Hymn

Not for the summer-hour alone,
When skies resplendent shine,
And youth and pleasure fill the throne,
Our hearts and hands we join;

But for those stern and wintry days                           5
Of peril, pain, and fear,
When Heaven’s wise discipline doth make
This earthly journey drear.

Not for this span of life alone,
Which as a blast doth fly,                                         10
And like the transient flower of grass
Just blossom, droop, and die;

But for a being without end,
This vow of love we take:
Grant us, oh God! one home at last,                         15
For our Redeemer’s sake.

Notes:
http://www.ctheritage.org/encyclopedia/ct1818_1865/sigourney.htm
http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/sigourney/bio.html

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